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Due to staff development, the college will be closed to all full-time students from 09:00 – 17:00 on Tuesday 26th November.
Part-time evening classes will run as usual.

The Engineering department of Kendal College offers a dedicated workshop, boasting industry-standard centre lathes, CNC systems, and 3D printers, and a range of computer facilities with the latest 2D/3D CAD software. The nine members of staff who run the department have over 140 years of combined industry experience, working in sectors such as military engineering, motorsports, nuclear energy, hydroelectrics, manufacturing, and acoustics.

There are over 20,000 opportunities for careers in the Engineering industry and following a career in this field could take you down any number of roads (or up into the skies).

Many of our students go onto University or Higher Level study attaining degrees in subjects such as mechatronics, energy, motorsports, and aeronautics. Just as many secure apprenticeships with local and national employers including Gilkes and BAE Systems, and go on to study a Higher National Diploma at Kendal College.

The engineering facilities at Kendal College are just as impressive as the progression routes achieved by students. The flagship £1.9m Engineering, Science & Technology Centre houses CNC (computer numerically controlled) machines from Haas, alongside numerous manual lathes – a setup, which is the same or better standard than can be found out in the workplace. There’s also a dedicated science laboratory and sustainable energy workshop, as well as access to 3D printers, the latest CAD suite systems, material testing machines and much more.

Our experienced tutors have an excellent reputation in the industry and have strong links with local businesses who rely on the College to meet their current and future business needs. Students undertake valuable work experience and placements as well as taking part in UK and overseas trips to places like the Skoda factory in Prague to develop their knowledge.

There are full-time, part-time and Higher Level courses available in Engineering at Kendal College as well as a wide range of Apprenticeships.

Meet your tutor

Nick Evanson Head of Engineering

I teach physics, maths, and computing too so my role is extremely varied and fast-paced. Kendal College is fun, fast and friendly. It’s extremely rewarding to see students’ progress through the course, gaining new found confidence and knowledge about the industry. My advice to anyone considering their options is to come and take a look around!

View our courses

Mechanical Engineering HNC
Degree-level 4/5 1st Aug 2020 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Professional engineers are at the forefront of developing new ideas in an ever changing world and are highly valued within industry. They form the backbone of research and development in their respective fields. Level 4 HNCs provide a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment as well as opportunities for students to progress into Higher Education.

Electrical Engineering HNC
Degree-level 4/5 1st Aug 2020 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Professional engineers are at the forefront of developing new ideas in an ever changing world and are highly valued within industry. They form the backbone of research and development in their respective fields. Level 4 HNCs provide a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment as well as opportunities for students to progress into Higher Education.

Engineering Science
Full-time 3 1st Aug 2020 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Engineering is all about looking at the needs of the world, for today and the future, and creating procedures, products, and systems to meet these needs - people who do this are called engineers, and they are skilled in multiple areas. Across the UK, there are nearly 70 000 job opportunities each year for engineers of all kind, and many of these opportunities will require engineering scientists: people who have an advanced understanding of science, mathematics, and computers.

Engineering Technology
Full-time 2 1st Aug 2020 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Engineering Technology is all about how ideas and designs are applied to problems and needs - people who work in engineering technology are called Incorporated Engineers, and they are skilled at using industrial machines and tools, computers, plans and data.

Engineering Technology
Full-time 3 1st Aug 2020 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Engineering Technology is all about how ideas and designs are applied to problems and needs - people who work in engineering technology are called Incorporated Engineers, and they are skilled at using industrial machines and tools, computers, plans and data. Across the UK, there are nearly 70 000 job opportunities each year for engineers of all kind, and many of these opportunities will require engineering technologists: people who are skilled in applying their knowledge and understanding of science, engineering, and computers to solving practical areas.

Cycle Mechanics (Maintaining your e-Bike)
Part-time 2 19th Feb 2020 5 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This is a FREE course, and you will gain a Level 1 Award in Cycle Mechanics (Maintaining your e-bike).

Monday Makers: Open Engineering Workshop
Part-time N/A Enquire Various

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Monday Makers runs every Monday during term-time, 6pm - 9pm. You can come anytime, for as long as you want! The aim is to offer an opportunity to employees and/or enthusiasts to pursue projects or update skills using our state-of-the-art engineering facilities, including CAD, CNC machines, CAM software and conventional lathes and mills.

Cycle Mechanics (Maintaining your Mountain Bike)
Part-time 1 Enquire 5 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This is a FREE course, and you will gain a Level 1 Award in Cycle Mechanics (Maintaining your Mountain Bike).